CarbonCure is to bring its recycling technology to Singapore and says its technology could potentially ave over 4,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) at each Pan-United’s concrete plant.
The technology chemically converts CO2 captured from industrial emitters into a nano-mineral that becomes permanently embedded within the concrete. This process is expected to improve the concrete’s compressive strength and enables concrete producers to realise manufacturing efficiencies while reducing the concrete’s carbon footprint.
Robert Niven, CarbonCure founder and chief executive officer, says: “Singapore is a vital gateway to CarbonCure’s entry into Asia to further our global efforts to mitigate harmful carbon emissions from the built environment.”
Ken Loh, Pan-United’s executive director, says the company views CarbonCure’s technology as useful in addressing the urgent climatic need to reduce the global carbon footprint.
Pan-United will introduce CarbonCure’s technology to other ready mix concrete producers in Singapore and the region.
“While reducing the overall carbon footprint, we believe this special process has multiple benefits to enable sustainability gains not only for concrete producers and the construction industry but also for developers in their building projects,” Loh adds.
Pan-United employs more than 1,500 people and has operations across Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam.